12-String

12-String For Sale at The Music Zoo

Buy 12-String online now from The Music Zoo! We have a great selection of guitar gear available for purchase in our 12-String product collection. Awesome customer service and secure checkout are always included with your purchase. The products listed for sale in this collection are ready to ship immediately, with expedited delivery options available. If you're looking to make monthly payments, financing options for your 12-String order are available on checkout. Your satisfaction is always our top priority, so we offer a no hassle return option on every item we sell.

About Our 12-String Product Catalog

When you just need a bit "more" - you might be itching for a 12 string guitar! The Music Zoo stocks both acoustic and electric 12 string guitars of all styles and for every player and budget. Whether you need a booming 12-string Martin dreadnought with extra character, or even a comfortable Taylor 562ce concert-body 12-string, we've got you covered. Solid or semi-hollow body electric 12 strings? Check. We even stock travel friendly 12-string guitars! If you're looking to add to your collection, or a 12-string is your main instrument, we're the destination with the best combination of the unique and the every day must-haves!

12-String History

The history of the 12-string guitar is shrouded in mystery. The two prevailing theories are that it was introduced either by Italian or Mexican immigrants. Both of these cultures were known for adding extra doubled strings to their traditional
instruments. However they were originally introduced, the Gibson double-coursed archtop mandolin would also inspire 12 string acoustics. 12 string guitars were originally only really known as novelty items, often built by street performers who needed more volume to project above the din. These cheaply made early instruments still found their way into blues and folk music of the 1930's'and '40s. The 12 string saw an explosion of popularity in the '60s, when the guitars were used by the likes of George Harrison and Pete Seeger. Soon after, almost every artist experimented with 12-string guitars in one way or another, and used them for a variety of musical styles beyond folk and blues
including pop and rock music. 12-string guitars are still widely used in the modern era, and most all manufacturers build 12 string variants of their instruments.

Due to each string being doubled, 12-string guitars are known to produce a shimmer or chorus-like effect that creates extra atmosphere and gives the 12-string it's signature tone. The strings are tuned 1 octave apart. Because of these extra strings many 12-string guitars developed neck or bridge issues, but modern guitar designs have almost entirely eliminated this unfortunate consequence of the higher tension. Some of the most popular 12 string guitars include the Rickenbacker examples, Fender and Gretsch solid body, acoustic, and semi-hollow models, and Gibson's double neck EDS models which featured both a 12-string neck and 6 string neck.

Buy your next 12-string online at The Music Zoo or visit our New York showroom to shop today - we're an authorized dealer for all your favorite brands!

12-String Near Me

Our 12-String products are located in Farmingdale, New York on Long Island. If you are searching to buy 12-String near me, The Music Zoo offers curbside pickup for all orders. You can also book an appointment to shop in-person for any item for sale in our 12-String product catalog. With our quick order turnaround time, customers in the Northeast United States can receive their shipment in about one business day via standard ground if you choose to have your order delivered. Expedited delivery options available to all other locations, as soon as next business day. Contact us today to set up a curbside appointment, or to book your personalized in-person shopping experience.

12-String: Brands We Carry

The Music Zoo carries and impressive number of brands across our entire catalog. Within our 12-String collection, you'll find the following brands available for sale now: Avante, D'Addario, Furch, Gibson, Martin, Seagull, Taylor, and Yamaha.